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What Happens In Vegas… Part 2!

Of course the big news from Canon was their entry into the mirrorless camera race with the G1X (check out Hot Gear for details). However Canon also revealed a few more surprises, including the new Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer and two new cameras in the Powershot ELPH range. So what was so great […]

What Happens In Vegas… Part 1!

CES (consumer electronics show) is the one exception to the old adage: what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. In the case of CES the tech that makes its debut at the convention makes soundwaves all over the world as journos trumpet the latest technological advances on show.
Now in its 45th year, CES dishes up […]

Get your kit on!

You love taking photos but are a little confused when it comes to what accessories to use and why. Let Better Pictures give you the lowdown on camera kit essentials that will take you from happy snapper to enthusiast in no time.

Do not underestimate the power of a tripod to improve your shots. Yes, these […]

Gardens In Focus

Making macro magic at the Royal Botanic Gardens…

Nikon Coolpix L810

Able to shoot from wide angle to telephoto (22.5-585mm) at the touch of a button, this compact super-zoom from Nikon ticks all the right boxes. Side zoom control adds to ease of use, and the steady grip makes it easy for you to keep control of your camera. Boasting a 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor and […]

Photo Friday ‘In The Garden’ Winner – Elyssa

What camera did you use?
Nikon D7000
What settings did you use?
18-55mm 3.5-5.6, f/4, 1/100sec, ISO 100
What inspired this shot?
The beautiful weather inspired me to go out into the garden and take snaps. It was also great timing for the butterfly to land on the Cone Flower.
Did you edit this image, if so what did you do […]

Canon EOS 5D MkIII Vs 5D MkII

Last Friday was the announcement of the long awaited Canon 5D Mark III and we have just been lucky enough to have a chat with Canon and a hands on look at this exciting new model to really dive into the nitty gritty of what this camera brings offers in comparison to it’s predecessor the […]

Through the lens of our winner Chris

What camera did you use? Nikon D90 (Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 + macro extention tube)

What settings did you use? The exposure was 0.006 sec (1/160), aperture f/16 (lowest possible), ISO 320, manual mode (extention tube), manual focus, and manual external flash

What inspired this shot? Shaw a macro image on flickr I liked which inspired me to […]

Canon EOS 5D Mark lll – The wait is over!

Today’s the day where Camera House and a lot of other photographic supporters are sitting at the IMAX Theatre celebrating Canon’s 75th Anniversary.
Needless to say, they have chosen this day to revel the news we’ve all been waiting for… Canon have  just announced their new 5D Mk III, the newest Canon professional DSLR […]

Through the lens of our winner Sue-ann

What camera did you use? Nikon D700
What settings did you use? f/3.5 – 1/250 – ISO 900
What inspired this shot? I love taking photos of the flowers and nature in my garden.  I specifically planted these poppy seeds hoping to have something new and different to photograph.
Did you edit this image, if so what did […]